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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed covers the Los Angeles Lakers for NBCLA.com and has done so since 2012. He attends Los Angeles Lakers' practices, shootarounds, press conferences and home games. Along with covering the NBA Playoffs in LA for three seasons, Shahan has also covered the Lakers in New York, Cleveland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Beijing and Shanghai. Shahan has also covered the Premier League for Yahoo! Sports in London and Manchester, as well as Spanish Primera Liga in Barcelona and Seville.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Dodgers Go Home Run Happy Against Brewers

Dodgers Go Home Run Happy Against Brewers

Trayce Thompson, Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager all homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers blew out the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 in the rubber match at Miller Park on Thursday.

US Olympic Trials: Lochte, Phelps Set Up Lone Showdown

US Olympic Trials: Lochte, Phelps Set Up Lone Showdown

Longtime rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps set up their lone showdown at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials by qualifying first and second in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday. Lochte had the...

US Swimmers Using Therapy Dogs to Relax Before Races

US Swimmers Using Therapy Dogs to Relax Before Races

USA Swimming, in an effort to ease some of the anxiety accompanying such a major meet, has partnered with Domesti-PUPS — a nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska, that is providing four-legged...

Can the Clippers Sign Kevin Durant?

Can the Clippers Sign Kevin Durant?

The Los Angeles Clippers are just one of six teams expected to meet with this summer's prize NBA free agent Kevin Durant, but what are they chances of signing the former MVP?

Durant Passing on Lakers Good For Free Agency

Durant Passing on Lakers Good For Free Agency

According to a report, the Los Angeles Lakers were unable to even get a meeting with highly coveted free agent Kevin Durant

Dodgers Prospects Shine in All-Star Game

Dodgers Prospects Shine in All-Star Game

A total of twelve players on the Dodgers' Double-A Tulsa Drillers affiliate made the All-Star Game which was played on Tuesday.